Graphite Drawing

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Graphite drawing by Jordan. Learning to draw is not as hard as some make it. You need a good teacher; someone who understands realism and wants to teach you foundation. I can’t express enough how important Foundation learning is. You must learn to understand form and how to create it with warm and cool tones in graphite. Starting to draw with a “Hill and Valley” concept { which I created in my teaching experience } is key to understand more complex skill sets.

I guarantee I can teach you!!!

portrait painting

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Oil painting is easy when you have knowledge about drawing forms. Realism in any medium is about layers and lighter layers of building forms. I will add more on this later, don’t have the time now, but stay tuned. This is titled, “The Un-sent Letter”. It is about a young woman sitting getting ready for her wedding day. She is holding a letter she never sent to an old love. It is about life decisions and “Letting Go” of the past’ heart wrenching. There will be several clues painted to add to the story, which line up with my recent photography. More to come.

Oil painting

Here we go again…..second canvas ready for new painting. I am working on an oil already titled, “The Un-sent Letter”. It is about a young woman reading the letter she never mailed to an old boyfriend on her wedding day. Second thoughts about walking down the aisle? I can’t answer that, but she is beautiful. Sometimes life decisions are made not knowing the end results, love I guess? Anyway; I started this first oil with the intention of painting looser than realistic. Good luck with that! Why do I beat myself up about my painting, drawing style? I paint and draw realistically and that’s how I role as an artist.

Here are pictures of the beginning work and the mannequin that is freaking people out in my wedding dress in a still life I put together for the painting. It is better to work from a still life vs. a photograph. 007005

The face is nice in the first oil but I painted over it thinking I was going to approach this with an Impressionistic style. I ended up wiping the paint off and well, it didn’t come out so well.

Inktense pencil and oil painting.

Here are two new examples of artwork; Inktense by Jordan and oil painting by Olivia. 004olivias queen

Terrific job ladies!!!

As an artist and teacher I try to inspire and help the creative process with learning unrealized. Learning in your element is a joy to say the least.

Art lessons

Please check out some of my photography on fotoblur.com ! My artwork has been recommended and promoted by other photographers on the website. Amen! Thank you God.

imageI have to say it is wonderful to receive such kinds words when one checks their messages. Thank you Marie, it was my pleasure.

Roxanne,
I wanted to touch base with you to say how happy I was with the work that you did with Liz. Her drawing went from nice to awesome!! Your instruction made her pictures come to life. You are the best!
We will be in touch.
Best wishes,
Marie B.

Fine Art Studio

The header I currently have the pictures are not as clear as in shop? When I have more time to play I will work on it.

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I have been busy working on my own portfolio as well as working with my artist friends when I could. Summer has flown by and here it is mid August already! Time for school and getting back to a regular routine schedule.

As far as my artwork goes I finished the large black and white watercolor shown in the center of the header, which I like. Plus, I do need to matte it yet.  Now, I will start to put thought into action on the photography series that  I was working on last spring semester. Not one hundred percent sure where this art series is going, but I have several ideas.  I will know when I get there; plus in the duration producing some beautiful photography. Over all it has been a really great experience thus far.

In between the darkroom come Fall, studio time and family my hours will be filled; just the way I like it. I will make time though for my artist friends. I like to be productive and moving in the right direction.

watercolor

In the past few days I have been able to work a bit more; fine tuning the details. I still want to recess the background some. 7/27/13.

This is how far I was able to paint. I really enjoy the lace and the material is moving. It’s pretty cool to see my growth as an artist since the first time I painted; better known as my first watercolor. Just the skill level alone……awwww right!002 - Copy